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Oh that my words were now written, oh that they were printed in a book !
That they were graven with an iron pen and lead, in the rock for ever!
For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth :
And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God :
Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.
If Thou, Lord, will be extreme to mark what is done amiss,
O Lord, who may abide it? but there is mercy with
Thee. Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness, and cleanse me from my sin.
But there is mercy with Thee.
Lesson 9. Jonah ii. 2-10.
I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.
For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.
Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.
The waters compassed me about, even to the soul; the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapt about
I went down to the bottoms of the mountains : the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.
When my soul fainted within I remembered the LORD, and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.
They that observe lying vanities, forsake their own mercy.
But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving ; I will pay that that I have vowed : salvation is of the LORD.
And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.
I am the Resurrection and the Life, he that believeth in
me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Though he were dead, yet shall he live.
Cast me not away.
Cast me not away from Thy presence, and take not Thy
Have I not remembered Thee.
Have I not remembered Thee in my bed, and thought upon Thee when I was waking.
I am like a green olive tree.
I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; my trust is in the tender mercy of God for ever and ever.
Antiphon. The living, the living, he shall praise Thee. Song of Ezekias (4) I said, in the cutting off my days, I shall go to the gates of Is. xxxviii. 10—20. the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years, &c.
I said, I shall not see the LORD, even the Lord in the land of the living: I shall behold man no more with the inhabitants of the world.
Mine age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent: I have cut off like a weaver my life: he will cut me off with pining sickness : from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.
I reckoned till morning, that as a lion so will he break all my bones : from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.
Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter : I did mourn as a dove; mine eyes fail with looking upward : O LORD, I am oppressed ; undertake for me. What shall I say? he hath both spoken unto me,
and himself hath done it: I shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul.
O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit; so wilt thou recover me, and make me to live.
Behold, for peace I had great bitterness : but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption : for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.
For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.
The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.
The LORD was ready to save me : therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life, in the house of the LORD. With Thee, &c.
The living, the living, he shall praise Thee, as I do this day.
Ps. 148, 149, & 150. (5) Antiphon.
Let every thing that hath breath.
(v) Verse and Response.
I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me,
Blessed are they that die in the Lord.
(w) Antiphon. I am the Resurrection and the life. Benedictus.
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, &c.
With Thee, &c. Antiphon.
I am the Resurrection and the life; he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live, and whosoever
liveth and believeth in Me, shall never die. The Lord's Prayer
Our Father, &c. (privately.) Psalm J 26.
When the Lord turned again, &c.
The Service terminates with the Collects and Sentences used at Vespers, p. 147, 148.
With Thee is the well, &c.
§ 8. SERVICE FOR THE SUNDAYS IN ADVENT.
[Sections 2 and 3 form the respective bases to this and the following section, the letters and numbers marking the substitutions: the Hymns at Matins, Lauds, and Vespers are the only portion of the Services not given. Christmas Day is here supposed to fall on a Sunday. The Service for St. Thomas's necessarily affects the Laud and dependent Hours on the 21st: with this exception no notice is taken of Festivals, which materially alter the Advent Services as actually performed in the Latin Church. It is instructive to compare the Sunday Services as they here stand, with ours, which are formed from them.]
O Lord, open, &c.
And our mouth, fc.
O Lord, make haste, fc.
Sundays 1 & 2 O come, let us worship : the Lord our King is coming.
Sundays 3 & 4. O come, let us worship: the Lord is now at hand.
Behold, the mighty King: shall come with great power to save the nations. Hallelujah.
Strengthen ye: the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees ; say to them of fearful heart, behold your God will come and save you. Hallelujah.
Be strong: fear not, behold your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompense: He will come and save you.
(f) Verse and Response.
Out of Sion hath God appeared
In perfect beauty.
The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
Hear, O heavens, and give ear, 0 earth : for the Lord hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.
The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
I look afar off, and behold, I see the power of God
coming and a cloud covering the whole earth: Go ye forth to meet Him, and say: Tell us, whether Thou be
He : who shall rule over the people Israel. All ye children of the earth and sons of men, the rich and the poor together.
Go ye forth to meet Him, and say, Tell us whether Thou
be He : who shall rule over the people Israel. Hear, o Thou Shepherd of Israel, Thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep.
Tell us, whether Thou be He who shall rule over the
Who shall rule over the people Israel.
Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.
Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more : the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither molified with ointment.